Equipped by God


God calls us to be followers of Jesus Christ and, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to grow as communities of grace, joy and peace, so that God's healing and hope flow through us to the world.


Virginia Mennonite Conference equips pastors, lay leaders, and congregants for worship and service, and to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to neighbors near and far.

Upcoming Events

Beyond the IDI

Pastor McKinney’s presentation will help pastors and leaders keep moving towards racial justice, using language from the IDI in pursuit of just and healthy congregations, reminding us that we as Christians need “to intentionally learn how to relate to the cultural differences between ourselves and other people.”

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Youth Leaders Brunch

The Youth Council of  Virginia Mennonite Conference invites Youth Leaders to a brunch on March 2 at 10am. The event will be hosted at Immanuel Mennonite Church.

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Boundary Lines in Pleasant Places: Formation for Ethical Practice in Ministry

“How will I know if I violate ministry ethics?” This common fear of ministry leaders – whether stated or not – points to a heightened awareness of two important things.

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Hope in the Midst of Crisis

February 3, 2024

Bishop Leslie Francisco, III, district minister for Calvary District in Virginia Mennonite Conference. This message was prepared for the 2024…

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Ministry Partners


NewBridges Immigrant Resource Center

NewBridges is a resource center for the spiritual, social and economic needs of immigrants in the Shenandoah Valley. They can answer housing-related questions such as how to apply for affordable…

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Highland Retreat

Highland Retreat is a year-round Christian retreat center and summer youth camp located in the mountains of northwestern Virginia on the edge of the Shenandoah Valley. The 167 acres of…

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Eastern Mennonite School

Eastern Mennonite School joins home and church in calling students to faith in Jesus Christ, academic excellence, personal integrity, and compassionate service in the world. EMS aspires to reflect Christ’s…

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